Reports from Hancock and Beyond
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Hancock Anti-Drone Resisters Jailed Last Night (7/29)

Four anti-drone resisters were sentenced Wednesday night in Judge Joseph J. Zavaglia’s DeWitt (NY) Town Court for alleged trespass at a “die-in” on April 28, 2013 at Hancock Air Base, home to the 174th Attack Wing of the NY National Guard, just north of Syracuse, NY. At their four-day trial this past June trial the six-person jury acquitted the four of disorderly conduct and obstruction of government administration. The four are members of Upstate Drone Action Coalition – a scrupulously

4 Hancock Activists Convicted of Trespass but . . .

FOUR HANCOCK ANTI-DRONE ACTIVISTS GUILTY OF TRESPASS, BUT ACQUITTED OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND OF OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION (OGA), A MISDEMEANOR. Setencing Date TBD This afternoon (6/27), after deliberating a couple hours, a six-person jury found the four not guilty of obstructing government administration (OGA) at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, New York, but guilty of trespass, a violation carrying a maximum 15-day imprisonment. Today was the last day of the four-day trial presided over by Judge Joseph Zavaglia, an attorney

Mother Earth is Weeping for Her Children

Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide Guest Post by Joy First of NCNR As I traveled to DC to risk arrest in an action organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) I was feeling both nervous, but also knowing this is what I needed to be doing.  This would be my first arrest since I was arrested at the CIA in June 2013, and served a one-year probation sentence after